Ralph Hansford

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Ralph Jobling Hansford
Born 1881
Durham, England
Died 1914 (aged 32–33)
Hillcrest, Alberta
Cause of death Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Resting place Hillcrest Cemetery
Nationality English
Occupation Bucker

Early Life

Birth

Born 3/4 1881 Easington, Durham at Murton Colliery

Parents

William Hansford married Mary Burnip (nee Jobling) after the death of George Burnip in 1873.

Miner and Siblings (in birth order)

  • [Sarah Burnip]
  • John William Hansford
  • Ralph Jobling Hansford

Marriage

Ralph Jobling Hansford married Mary Wood, Easington, Durham 2/4 1905

Children

  • William Hansford (b. 1907 England)
  • Ethel Hansford (b. 1910 Diamond City, Alberta)
  • John Hansford (b. 1912 Diamond City, Alberta)
  • Robert Hansford (b. 1914 Coalhurst, Alberta)

Census Records

  • 1891 East Murton, Durham, age 9
  • 1901 East Murton, Durham, age 19

Immigration to Canada

1907 Pretorian, age 24, going to Winnipeg
1907 Empress of Britain Mary going to Lethbridge - husband a miner

Occupation in 1914

Bucker

Hillcrest Mine Disaster June 19, 1914 - Killed

Cemetery

Buried in the Mass Grave at the Hillcrest Cemetery.

After the Hillcrest Mine Disaster

Widow Mary and the 4 children returned to England March 1915 Ship Scandinavian

Compensation

Schedule A

Contact

Contact [] Hansford, Coalhurst, Alberta


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